Tag Archives: friends who have passed

The passing of my Mimi Dorothy

Dorothy Maxine Lambie Avery, the last of my grandparents, passed away yesterday evening at the age of 93 in Lexington, Kentucky, not terribly far from where I was was born 50 years ago, and where she lived for most of her adult life. She was one of my favorite people in the entire world, and […]

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Missed Connection

You: An elderly African American gentleman in cream colored windbreaker and a read Marine Corps baseball cap, nearly hit in the head by my infant son’s sippy cup. Me: A doughy, over-apologetic, middle-aged white guy in faded black jeans and a t-shirt with a drawing of myself as Snow White… We chatted briefly about our […]

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Gay people make Detroit, and everywhere else, better

My friend Joe, who you might know better as Supergay Detroit, shared a video with me today about the gay scene in Detroit. It’s inspiring, and beautifully done, and I probably would have shared it anyway, but I’m especially happy to do so tonight, as it features, among others, my friend David Blair, who just […]

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Detroit-based poet David Blair has passed away

I’m hoping that it’s not true, but I just heard that my friend, the celebrated poet David Blair has died… I’m at a loss for what to say, except that my thoughts are with his loved ones tonight, and that I’m sorry that I didn’t make more of an effort to see him when he […]

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